v The latest version of the device driver or the IBM Power RAID adapter utilities (iprutils) can be
downloaded from the IBM Service and Productivity Tools website (http://www14.software.ibm.com/
v For more information on Linux support, see the Linux Alert website(www14.software.ibm.com/
PCIe3 x8 2-port Fibre Channel (32 Gb/s); (FC EN1A, EN1B, EL5U, and EL5V; CCIN
Learn about the specifications and operating system requirements for feature code (FC) EN1A, EN1B,
EL5U, and EL5V adapters.
FC EN1A, EN1B, EL5V, and EL5U are electronically identical. FCs EN1A and EL5U are full-height
adapters, and FCs EN1B and EL5V are low-profile adapters.
The PCIe3 x8 2-port Fibre Channel (32 Gb/s) Adapter is a PCI Express (PCIe) generation 3 (Gen3) x16
adapter. The adapter can be used in either a x8 or x16 PCIe slot in the system. This adapter is a high
performance is based on the Broadcom LPe32000-series PCIe host bus adapter (HBA). The adapter
provides two ports of 32 Gb Fibre Channel capability that uses SR optics. Each port can provide up to 32
Gb Fibre Channel functions simultaneously. Each port provides single initiator capability over a fiber link
or with NPIV, multiple initiator capabilities is provided. The ports are SFP+ and include an optical SR
transceiver. The ports have LC type connectors and use shortwave laser optics. The adapter operates at
link speeds of 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gbps and automatically negotiates to the highest speed possible. Each port
has two LED indicators that are on the bracket next to each connector. These LEDs communicate boot
status and give a visual indication of the operating state. The LEDs have five defined state; solid on, solid
off, slow flash, fast flash, and steady flashing. The slow flash rate is 1 Hz. The fast blink is 4 Hz, and the
flashing refers to an irregular on/off transition that reflects test progress. The operator must observe the
LED sequence for several seconds to ensure that the operating state is correctly identified.
Managing PCIe adapters